From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Buildings, Law
courthousecourt‧house /ˈkɔːthaʊs $ ˈkɔːrt-/ noun [countable] American English TBBSCLa building containing law courts and government offices
Examples from the Corpus
courthouseSeven years for courthouse killing was excessive.Its courthouse has never seen a trial, and the prison is used for storing three life jackets.Computerization should not stop at the courthouse steps.I come away from the courthouse, brushing slowly through the streets, gazing at Liberty's and the Haunch of Venison Avenue.I could see the Emporium, the two churches, the dull gold dome of the courthouse.They sat at the lunch counter in Shraders Pharmacy on the courthouse square.James Dixon of Houston led about 25 sign-carrying protesters outside the courthouse.